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Dr. Lee Phillips (she/her)


Dr. Lee Phillips is in private practice in New York City and McLean, VA where she specializes in sex and couples therapy. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and New York. She is a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Dr. Phillips has been in private practice for more than a decade treating a diverse group of patients searching for relief from the complications resulting from debilitating, and often overlooked, combination of illnesses. She lectures on topics including sexuality, therapy with LGBTQIA+ clients, chronic pain, preventative services, anxiety and stress management, caregiving stress, depression in the elderly, mindfulness, and cognitive strategies for chronic pain, reclaiming sexuality for couples with chronic illness, ethical decision making, assessment of mental disorders, sex and couples therapy, consensual non-monogamy, and exploring sexual communication, freedom, and pleasure for gender minorities with chronic illness, pain, and other disabilities. She has published in the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, conducting a research study on LGBTQ-Affirmative Teaching at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Understanding Program Directors Views. She holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Behavioral Health from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. She has been quoted in over 40 media outlets. She is the host of the podcast, Sex and Chronic Illness with Dr. Lee.